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Implantology and implant prosthodontics

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Implantology is a field of dentistry dealing with the placement of dental implants in the oral cavity, their interactions, structure and properties. Implant prosthodontics is an area that deals with the restoration of teeth on implants and enables to provide a lasting aesthetic effect and to improve the mechanics of the masticatory system disrupted by teeth loss. Implantology, together with implant prosthodontics, makes it possible to restore lost teeth in a way that most closely resembles the patient’s own teeth. Continued development of these dentistry fields makes prosthodontic solutions safer and cheaper for the patient.

The seemingly “expensive” prosthodontic solutions based on implants often turn out to be a better, safer and cheaper solution in time than conventional prosthodontics. In our practice, we use a variety of implant systems enabling us to find an appropriate solution for most clinical cases. We work with the following systems: Biocomp, Osteoplant, Tiologic.

The implant solutions we offer are a personalised method to restore healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. The implants we use are made of titanium, which is completely safe and well tolerated by your body. Thanks to titanium properties, bone tissue fuses with the inserted implant in a process called osseointegration. It is an excellent solution that transfers the forces during chewing to the bone. As a result, there is no risk of bone atrophy, which can happen with a regular denture.

How implant placement and tooth restoration works?

Implants can be used both for a single missing tooth and when more teeth are missing or there are no teeth whatsoever. Before the procedure, you need to schedule a consultation, during which the dentist will inquire about the patient’s general health, prescribe the necessary diagnostics and develop a treatment plan depending on the patient’s individual needs. Prior to the procedure, it is often necessary to treat adjacent teeth or remove those that can no longer be saved. If the patient is healthy and there are no contraindications, there is no upper age limit above which implants cannot be used. However, they should not be placed before the age of 20, and in the case of front teeth, it is even recommended for the patient to wait until the age of 25. This is important because only then you can be sure that the bone development is complete and the jaw has already achieved its final shape. Implant treatment is very well tolerated by the body, however, there are several contraindications such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, AIDS, mental illness, as well as bruxism, which involves neurotic grinding or clenching of teeth. Implants are also not placed during pregnancy. The implant replaces a non-existent natural tooth root that has been lost or removed. It has the form of a screw that is implanted in the maxilla or the jawbone. The procedure can only be performed by a qualified specialist with experience in dental surgery. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and, if it is performed for one tooth only, it does not take long – it lasts about 20 minutes. A period of recovery is required following implant placement. The tissues need to heal, and the implant needs to get stabilised in the bone. The process takes from three to six months. Implants located in the mandible heal faster. In the jaw, the process usually takes a little longer. Typically, the doctor will place a temporary crown for the recovery period. If the implant is successful, the prosthodontist can proceed to restore the tooth to be attached to the implant. It is possible to use your own previously lost tooth, but most often it is a new crown.

Why choose an implant?

Many people put off their decision to choose an implant not only because of the considerable cost, but mainly because of the fear of the procedure itself. There is no doubt that it is a surgical intervention, however, the current state of the art, the high qualifications of our surgeons, as well as the innovative equipment available in our practice, make the procedure of implant placement really safe, and the procedure itself is painless thanks to anaesthesia. We use quality equipment, which makes the operated area heal quickly, and thanks to the experience of our specialists, pain after the procedure is minimised as much as possible. Since implants are a permanent solution, they significantly improve the patient’s comfort compared to, for example, removable dentures. They also work better than conventional bridges because they do not disturb the structure of the adjacent teeth, which do not need to be ground away. When implanted into the maxilla or the mandible (jawbone), the implant provides a solid support for the tooth and is therefore a solution for many years to come. The dental crown to be placed on the implant is created from prosthodontic materials that resemble the tissue of an actual tooth. However, they are more durable and more resistant to injury and abrasion. Our prosthodontic laboratory uses the best materials, allowing us to create a tooth according to the patient’s wishes, and to select its shape and colour so that it matches the remaining teeth and looks natural. We now have such a broad range of options when creating artificial teeth that they look like real teeth and no one, except perhaps outstanding specialists, can distinguish them from natural ones. It is also worth mentioning that the World Health Organisation recommends implants as the most effective and the safest method of replacing missing teeth.

Implants are one of the best ways to restore missing teeth. Not only do they look natural, but they are also much more comfortable than other prosthodontic solutions. Our practice provides professional implant and implant-based prosthodontic treatments to restore your beautiful smile.

If you want to have a beautiful smile despite the passing time, think about replacing missing teeth with permanent implants, which can be placed painlessly by specialists at our practice!